10 dead, flights canceled in US winter storms

At least ten people died and more than 1,000 flights were canceled inside and outside the United States, while hundreds of thousands were without power in five states due to massive winter storms.

The massive storms caused heavy snow and freezing rain, extending from Texas through Maine to Michigan.

Pushed from Texas through the Southeast and Great Lakes into Maine, the storms caused hurricane-force wind gusts and 5 to13 cm of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

More snow is expected today in parts of Illinois, Michigan, northern New York and New England.

“More than 257,000 homes and businesses were without power in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas,” according to the tracking site PowerOutage.US.

Most of the nation’s flight delays and cancellations were at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, with more than 1,000 flights canceled and hundreds more delayed, the FlightAware website said.

Source: Jordan News Agency